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Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
vice president biden was in the region. although he said, i had no direct connection to this happening. give us a background, context for this. is a coincidence? >> well, it appears to be a very strong coincidence. you can imagine with vice president biden in agency, he might be involved in the negotiations in the release of merrill newman. but he said he was not involved in the negotiations. he was in south korea. china is viewed as the country with the largest potential to influence north korea. it is north korea's closest ally but it is for assistance on the case concerning merrill newman. >> tell us more about why the north koreans would have number of american soldiers who fought in the korean war have gone back to north korea and have not created an incident in which the north koreans felt they should detain these soldiers. but merrill newman was not an ordinary soldier. he was guerrilla fighters. >> he's on his way home and we anticipate he'll be home very shortly. >>> assuring chuck hagel that the security agreement will be signed in a timely fashion. hagel apprised early this
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
things happen first. >> is there anything more you think joe biden or the president or any supporters in the administration are doing? >> as long as we have the conversation and keep things going, i'm encouraged to see the white house and senate are continuing conversations on mental health as well because this isn't just about guns, it's about the causes of gun violence which include mental wellness. that's important legislation on the table right now which we support. >> the house is expected to vote on the plastic gun ban, which expired december 9th or will expire december 9th unless renewed. what is your position on that? that vote is, i think, this afternoon? >> we fully support it should not be allowed to expire. it's been in place 25 years and it should continue. >> the 911 calls are due to be released tomorrow. is this going to only cause more pain for you and the other families? how does that impact your quest for gun legislation? >> we don't feel that the 911 calls should have been released but that decision has been made now. and it will affect our community certainly, and
ABC
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
. >> there will be a memorial service here in washington at national cathedral on wednesday vice president biden will deliver remarks. >> vice president biden honored nelson mandela's memory by signing a condolence book. wrote through his willingness to forgive he inspired us and challenged us to do better. three decades ago then senator biden travelled to south africa. the two men did meet in washington after the release in 19990. >> there will be a civic memorial in san francisco on wednesday. today mayor lee opened a book for the public to sign and ordered flags on city properties be known half staff the day of his burial and later in this newscast. stay with us if you can. you're going to meet the boys choir who will sing during the memorial for mandela in washington, d.c. >> there is new information ahead of public hearings tomorrow. investigators expected to reveal pilots misunderstood how the controls punks functioned. >> the law requires dna samples to be taken from all suspects arrested for felonies. american civil liberties union saying the law is un-constitutional. the state claims it helps solve
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
for a living. next in your "world tonight." >>> treading lightly. vice president joe biden is in asia tonight hoping to make progress on two sensitive topics. >> nbc bay area's janelle wang is here with our "world tonight." >> raj and jessica, one issue has local ties. vice president biden is expected to discuss the detainment of palo alto war veteran merrill newman in north korea. biden arrived there today. the white house has already issued a formal request for newman's release. the 85-year-old was detained in late october after the end of a ten-day visit to north korea. over the weekend, north korean television aired a video of newman apologizing for crimes during the korean war. experts believe the statement was coerced. during the war, newman served in a top-secret army unit. nicknamed the white tigers. which trained anti-communist guerillas. >>> vice president biden will also visit south korea during his trip as well as china where he will meet with president xi jiping. the two will most likely discuss china's new claim over the east china sea and the threat it continues to make to coun
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
, vice president joe biden, god bless him, he said today, obama care will eventually be a success, god willing. today, god said, hey, keep me out of this. [ laughter ] you're on your own after this one. >> it turns out lindsay lohan has a sister. did you know that? her sister paid a lot of money to a plastic surgeon to make her look more like lindsay lohan. i did the same thing so i could look more like my sister jane lynch. >> we never get to stay up late enough to watch it. >> no, this is the first time we ever see these. >>> we've got a question for you, what would you do if a possible treasure's worth of lottery tickets showed up at your door? >> i don't want to say. i'd scratch them. victor would return them. it happened in florida, 4,000 scratchoff tickets were accidentally mailed to darryl butler. >> but he said his first thought was merry christmas, but he decided to return the tickets because his integrity was worth more. >> perfect. after all of this, i wish it didn't happen this way, he found that all the tickets were worthless. they have to be activated at a store before he
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
television stations put out a video of him apologising. >> vice president joe biden and south korea honoured veterans of the korean war welcomed him home and covered him a lift. >> the dprk released someone they should never have had the first place. i offered him a ride home, but there's a direct flight to san francisco. i don't blame them, i would be on the flight too. >> merrill newman praised the deportation, he called on north korea to release kenneth bae. he has been in prison for a year. >> they have kenneth bae who has no reason to be held and should be released immediately. we demand his release as well. >> that sentiment echoed by merrill newman's son. >> we add do not forget ner american, kenneth bae, who is still being held in the dprk and we hope that he, too, will be allowed to rejoin his family. >> merrill newman is expected to arrive in san francisco saturday morning. >> vice president joe biden says he played no direct role in merrill newman's release. >> preparations are under way for the burial of nelson mandela. people are gathering in johannesburg celebrating his life wi
NBC
Dec 1, 2013 8:30pm PST
political implications of his detention. >>> thank you. vice president joe biden has a week long trip planned to asia this week, including a stop in south korea. there's no word at this point if he plans to discuss or meet with anyone regarding mr. newman. we're following the story on air and online. we have it at nbcbayarea.com. >>> we have some developing news on a deadly train derailment in new york. authorities say there are some indications of what may have caused the commuter train to crash this morning killing four people. >> reporter: tonight investigators say they've located the black box in the wreckage of the commuter train, which could provide key data from the accident. >> our mission is not just to understand what happened, but why it happened. >> reporter: there was a problem as the train went into a sharp turn. >> we were going fast. as it hit the curve, it was flying. >> reporter: out of control and off the tracks. >> there was screaming and people crying out to god and asking for their families. >> reporter: four people were killed. more than 60 injured. >> i hit the
CW
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm PST
states apparently brokered by the swedish government, vice president joe biden was in south korea and offered newman a ride home on air force 2. newman declined the flight and said choosing for a commercial flight here to san francisco international airport. it's unknown exactly what time on what flight he might come in, but there are in fact two flights from china arriving tomorrow morning. live at sfo, kpix5. >> and since 2009, north korea has detained six americans released five of them. the only one still being held is kenneth bay. >>> there is a mountain of flowers and candles outside the home of nelson mandela. a steady stream of mourners stopping by since learning of his death yesterday. a public memorial is being planned since tuesday. after that, his body will lie in state for three days. the funeral is set a week from sunday in mandela's hometown. leaders from all over the world are expected to attend the service, including president obama and the first lady and former president george bush and his wife laura. >>> san francisco is planning its own memorial to the former
KOFY
Dec 6, 2013 11:30pm PST
apologized for his crimes and because of his age and medical condition. >>> vice president biden who was in south korea praised newman's released and asked if he wanted to fly home in style. >> i of offered him a ride home on air force 2, but without a direct flight to san francisco, i don't blame him. i would be on that flight too. >> newman is expected to board the flight to sfo shortly and return home to his waiting and relieved family. >> absolutely. >>> still to come, remembering nelson mandela. the tributes here and in south africa. >> and the great christmas light fight. and the bay area family trying to take home a win in the battle over the best holiday display. >> and we are keeping an eye on the cold weather and the you have time to shop for car insurance today? yeah. i heard about progressive's "name your price" tool? i guess you can tell them how much you want to pay and it gives you a range of options to choose from. huh? i'm looking at it right now. oh, yeah? yeah. what's the... guest room situation? the "name your price" tool, making the world a little more progressi
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 11:30am PST
discussionse north koreans about getting him free. helped by the fact that u.s. vice president joe biden was on the ground this weekend. apparently there had been direct contact and washington got a phone call early saturday morning saying we're letting him go, no explanation. for the family here and all his support, it was an immense relief. saying it's time for well deserbed rest. >> we will have more to say about his unusual and difficult journey. for now, we ask you to allow us time to be with him as a family. we also ask that you not forget another american, kenneth bae, who's still being held in the tprk and we hope he will be allowed to rejoin with his family soon. >> dprk being what north korea is also known as. kenneth bae who he's referring to there is the missionary was who sentenced to hard labor in 2010 on what appears to be, according to the koreans, offenses against the state. you're seeing his mother visiting him in hospital after he fell ill in the autumn of this year. no indication of what his condition is at the moment. but joe biden in south korea also calling for his
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
for his alleged crimes and because of his age and medical condition. and as mentioned also, joe biden is in south korea right now meeting with u.s. soldiers as part of the 60th anniversary of armistice. he praised north korea for releasing newman and added he didn't play any direct role in newman's release. he also called attention to k kennets bae, who they say should be released also, authorities released bae last year, he was a missionary and tour operator. he was sentenced in may to 15 years of hard labor, on charges of committing hostile acts against north korea. >>> and merrill newman is our top story here in the bay area. >>> and the cold weather could have been the cause of another death, the man was found dead in dublin, if the exposure to cold caused his death he would be the fifth person to die as a result of the cold weather. speaking of that cold weather we have new details on a water main break in castro valley that caused quite a mess. the crews were back early this morning, filling in the 10 x 15 foot sinkhole that opened up last night. this is what the street looked l
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
korea said they released newman because he apologized for his alleged crimes. vice president joe biden is in south korea meeting with u.s. soldiers as part of the 60th anniversary. he praised north korea for releasing newman and added he did not play direct role in securing the veteran's release and called attention to this man, kenneth bae, another u.s. citizen being held in north korea. >> it is a positive thing they have done but they have bae who has no reason being held and should be released immediately. and we are going to continue to demand his release, as well. >> authorities arrested bae on charges of committing hostile acts against north korea. >> merrill newman's homecoming story is our top story on nbcbayarea.com. >>> we are learning the oakland as bid was initially denied by major league baseball quite some time ago. major league baseball commissioner informed the team in a letter back on june 17. that letter turned up in a federal court filing last night. all of this is stemming from a lawsuit between the city of san jose and baseball. the team's owner says he is still f
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
the country. vice president joe biden in south korea for a memorial honoring korean war dead said he had no role in the negotiations but while praising newman's release, added that another american, christian missionary kenneth bae, is still jailed in north korea. >> mr. bae has no reason of being held and should be released immediately. >> reporter: but an elderly retiree with a heart condition is now home looking forward to kicking back. >> i think i'll probably take my shoes off. >> reporter: his wife, lee, so relieved to have him back. >> 42 days is a long time to wait. >> reporter: an end to a time in history which is much more than merrill newman bargained for. when asked today if he'd ever return to north korea he said "probably not" and smiled. >> mike taibbi, thank you. >>> deadly weather is making life miserable for millions of people. 11 weather related deaths have been reported. weather channel meteorologist jim cantore is with us from dallas. >> reporter: if you looked at the average temperatures of every spot in this country the average temperature was 14.5 degrees, that's
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 11:30pm EST
release came as vice president joe biden toured the demilitarized zone between north korea and south korea. sorely --newman shortly after he learned of his release after wrapping up his trip to asia. organizers of a charity race involving prince harry are suspending the race because of bad weather conditions. they plan to continue the journey to the south pole. harry is a member of one of three teams involving injured soldiers who left last week. the teams will now be driven part of the route, then finish the final 70 miles on foot. 7 on your side with a health alert. doctors are reporting a major advance. they say an experimental treatment called gene therapy is giving high success rates in tests in more than 120 patients. the treatment involves removing certain white load cells, altering them in a lab to contain a gene that attacks cancer, and then returning them to the patient. actors are detailing the studies at a weekend, -- doctors are detailing the study said a weekend conference. the five-year-old cancer survivorno
PBS
Dec 9, 2013 2:30pm PST
opposition party than and police are dismantling camps. u.s. vice president joe biden said violence has no part in a democratic society. i spoke to steven rosenberg. >> are the ukrainian authorities using different tactics? >> certainly today we saw far more police in the center of kiev than we did yesterday, particularly in the government district a short distance from independence square here. what they were doing was trying to push gradually the protestors away from key government buildings. now on the square here, independence square, we haven't seen any police today. but the authorities have made it clear they would like protestors to leave this square. >> is there any sign at all of an end to this stand-off between the government and the protestors? >> no sign at the moment. these protestors say they are determined to remain here in the center of kiev. opposition leaders have shown they are capable of bringing on to the streets of kiev huge crowds, hundreds of thousands. they came here and gathered on the square on sunday. and yet they have been unable to force concessions from th
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 9:00am PST
san francisco. does coincide with a visit to south korea by joe biden, the u.s. vice president. and officials are saying that newman's release was the result of direct contact between washington and pyongyang. biden said it was a good thing the north koreans released someone. they should never have had in the first place. >>> offered him a ride home on air force two but a direct flight to san francisco, his home. so i don't blame him. i would be on that flight, too. >> and the vice president also calling for the release of kenneth bae, another american citizen who is being held by the north koreans. but the news for today really is mer merrill newman. there are some passengers coming through now. i'm not sure if they were on the flight from beijing. i imagine it's literally just getting to the airport right now. stay with us. back to you. >> dominic, thank you very much. we will be keeping close tabs on merrill newman as he arrives at san francisco international airport. if he makes remarks we will bring those to you as they develop. >>> we invite you to join us. former governo
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
the suspension of fighting in 1953. wrapping up his tour of asia, vice president joe biden mentioned bae today while talking about newman's release. >> they have mr. bae who has no reason being held. should be released immediately. we are going to demand his release, as well. at least there is one spot of sunshine today. >> it's 800 to about 1,000 americans go to north korea each year. biden says he played no role securing merrill newman's release. newman's family is urging north korea to release bae so he can join his family. >>> it's now a deadly mix of weather slamming much of the united states. weather related deaths being reported in the midwest and plains regions tonight. in texas, icy conditions proving to be too much for some drivers. it's so much snow it looks like it was shot in black and white. just at this massive backup along i-35 in denton county. takes your breath away. a driver was killed when he lost control of his pick-up truck and it plunged off a bridge into lake louisville. you can see the vehicle being pulled from the water here. tennessee coping with ice and snow. the co
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
feels good and he is very eager to see his wife. vice president joe biden was in south korea when newman was released. the white house says biden did offer him a ride home on air force 2 but he decided to take a direct flight to fso instead. the government reiterated calls to release another american, kenneth bay who has been captive more than a year now. >>> some san francisco police officers will trade in uniforms for seattle sea hawks gear sunday. it's away that hope to deal with rowdy fans against seattle. the seahawks crushed them in september. greg showed off the examples of the gear for his officers. he said there will be officers, more officers on duty during the game. >>> batkid is returning to san francisco for a fund-raiser. the 5-year-old cancer survivor, miles cot became an internet sensation last month. now they are returning to lead the brave the bay charity. >> make a wish foundation is another charity the 49ers patronize. miles will lend help to the 49ers sunday. >>> it is a busy weekend for batkid. the triathlon starting this morning to raise $75,000 for the make a wish
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
of the airport in the company of u.s. diplomats from the embassy. they did say that joe biden had offered to give him a lift out on air force two. in the end, he decided to at that time direct route on a commercial flight and he would arrive in san francisco to be united with his family in just a few hours from now, erica. >> i'm sure they are looking forward to having him back with them. ian williams for us this morning in beijing, thank you. >>> turning to the bitter blast of cold and snow wreaking havoc across the country. at least ten people have been killed and there is another storm right behind this one. mark potter is in memphis this morning with the very latest. tough conditions there, mark. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. because of the cold temperatures overnight and this is what i'm talking about, you can see and even hear the ice on these now brittle plants. memphis has had to change its weekend plans. it was scheduled to host a big marathon here with some 20,000 runners coming here to raise money for st. jude's hospital but because of the icy conditions overnight, they have
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
president biden. speaking to reporters about being back on american soil. >> it's been a great, great homecoming. tired but ready to stay with my family now and thank you all for the support we got and very much appreciate it. >> we are following the story in los angeles. i have to say, he looks pretty good considering what he's gone through. >> absolutely. this is a 32-day ordeal. that's quite a lot for an 85-year-old guy to go through. he wouldn't say exactly how the north koreans had treated him. the only comment he gave us was the food was healthy. no other details. he was very much aware there had been heavy diplomatic efforts to get him released. something he acknowledged when he spoke to the press earlier. listen to this. >> i want to thank the swedish embassy in pyongyang and the american embassy in beijing for all their help. >> he'd been accused by the north koreans of crimes committed during the korean war. at that time, back in the 1950s, it was 1953, the war, he actually helped run a team of south korean guerrillas who where fighting against the north. as he was parting t
ABC
Dec 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
health. this weekend, as vice president biden prepares for a trip to asia, the obama administration weighed in for the first time, urging the north koreans to release newman, given his advanced age and health conditions. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> reporter: the newman family, hoping to have him home before the new year. susan saulny, abc news, washington. >> susan, thank you. >>> and back in washington tonight, the national zoo's new female panda finally has a name. the public voting online for the name bao bao, which means treasure or precious in chinese. that name getting 123,000 votes. by the way, bao bao is 100 days old today. >>> there is still much more ahead on "world news" this sunday night. the play of the weekend, and the announcer you probably didn't hear. >> 25, 30, 35, 40, 45. there goes davis! >> oh my god! >> davis is going to run -- >> the amazing touchdown, and the play by play. you have to hear how it ends, as we track down the hometown announcer. >>> later tonight, the anchorman filling in this weekend. stunning one town
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am PST
in the past decade, but this was his first known trip to the north. >>> vice president joe biden will stop in south korea this week during his week-long visit to asia. as of now, there's no word whether he's discuss or meet with anyone regarding merrill newman and his arrest in north korea. the vice president plans to participate in a ceremony honoring u.s. troops who died during the korean war. over the weekend, the white house released a statement asking for the release of newman and kenneth bae, another american held in the communist country. >>> we have more on this story on our website at nbcbayarea.com. just search merrill newman. >>> people across the country recognize the progress that's been made in the fight against hiv during world a.i.d.s. day, but activists say there's still more work to do. about 600 people gathered at the a.i.d.s. memorial grove at golden gate park yesterday marking the 25th annual world a.i.d.s. day. people also attended a showing of a documentary called "we were here," chronicling the a.i.d.s. epidemic. >> the wonderful thing is that where people have acce
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
for over a year. the dprk the official name of north korea. vice president biden had comments about merle newman's release. >> it's a positive thing they have done they have mr. bay who has no reason to be held. he should be releaseddeded reley and wimmediately and we are goio tip to demand his release as well there is one ray of sunshine today that mr. newman will be reunited with his family. >> as i said he will be home for thforholidays. >> we'll get to kenneth bay in a second. do we have any information on why mr. new flman was held? >> we are learning that newman was not an ordinary soldier he was part of secret unit called the white tigers so from the north cor korean officers persps not a normal soldier. >> we are getting pictures in from beijing. and they are the first pictures of merle newman being released. they are not live they are taped picture. we have just received them. he is coming off the plane in beijing and ?riel smiling and ay day after a morchl month in cap. we are talking about kenneth bay who is still being held is there more hope that ke kenneth bay my be released
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am EST
. and they had el held talks withe biden. the state department is on the same page in terms of south korea's reaction in terms of the airspace zone. we are still waiting for the official chinese reaction but their views are well known. they have issued statements last week when details of this plansn were first announced. they e expressed their regret ad said they would respond pragmatically and keeping open the lines of communication and working wnlt within the laws of convention. when china set up their zone which brought about the current tension levels they say they were working within the international law but that is obviously disputed by many others. >>> the political crisis in thailand appears to be worsening. within the last hour members of the last opposition party have resigned enmass from parliament. it's their protest against a ill illegitimate party. they refuse to work in the legislature because they don't accept them as government they are calling for an over throw of the government. i say the situation worsening, wayne but is it just slightly changing or is it getting more
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
. and it will be even better when we have a chance to be back together in a few hours. >> and joe biden in south korea, part of his asian tour offered newman home a flight home on air force two but he newman declined. >>> and sitting in a korean jail after more than a year in captivity. >>> and new video this morning appearing to show two men stealing parts from the porsch porsche's paul walker died in. one of those men 18-year-old jamison witty, posted these photos bragging about the grab. in jail on $20,000 bond. the other man is expected to turn himself in soon. >>> taking a live look at south pfrica where the loss of nelson mandela continuiecontinues. president obama along with president bush and clinton will head to africa for the funeral. mandela died thursday at the age of 95 after a long battle with a lung infection. >>> the grammy nominations are out. justin timberlake and rapper jay-z lead the pack. song of the year, and best new artist is this man. performs at last night's nominations. ♪ say i never failed ♪ >> ooh! 17-year-old newcomer and bruno mars nominations. the 56 awards show air
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
, sanjay. >> thanks, wolf. >>> when we come back, the vice president joe biden takes the world stage on a critical trip overseas. will he deliver for the white house? >>> and a prominent republican senator charges the obama administration has quote, taken lying to a new level. did his comments go too far? stay with us. you're in "the situation room." at verizon. let's go... let's go... let's go... let's go! make it your first stop for the gifts everybody wants. let's go! move it, move it, move it! verizon cyber monday is here. get the samsung galaxy note ii for just $49.99. with features like pop-up play. lets you use any app while watching video. or use the s pen for hand-written notes. hurry in or shop online. sale ends monday night. getting our best cyber monday savings. that's powerful. verizon. >>> the vice president joe biden in asia with stops in japan, china and south korea, all on his itinerary. but the trip comes at a very, very sensitive moment. let's talk about that and more with our chief political analyst, gloria borger and our cnn political commentator, david frum. thi
KICU
Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
is unknown. vice president joseph biden was in south korea as the last stop of his tour of asian. he offered to fly newman back on air force 2. but instead he's back in a commercial flight on it way to san francisco that is expected to land sometime tomorrow. amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> new visit corrode here just into our newsroom of a hidden run in oakland. it happened around 6:30 tonight right near interstate 880. a witness told ktvu that a car hit a pedestrian and kept ongoing. our pe -- >>> a plan to fix oakland's public safety radio system could cost the city tens of millions of dollars. a city commission recommends oakland replace all 2,700 police radios as soon as possible. and that could cost between 15 and $20 million. oakland officials have been working for months to repair the system. many describe as unreliable. a malfunction even happened during president obama's visit to oakland last year. >>> the latest numbers released today show the job situation in this country is showing signs of steady improvement. november's unemployment rate dropped to 7% from 7.3%. that is it
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
president joe biden took part in the wreath laying ceremony at the memorial in seoul korea. this morning he met with forces in korea and members of the u.s. embassy and also visited the border that separated north and south. he's on his way back to washington d.c. >>> two thieves on the loose at st. george's county. the surveillance picture that could help track them down. >>> now for chuck. >> the calm before the storm. go out and get your milk, bread, eggs. we'll talk about the winter weather and how long it's going >>> police in prince george's county are looking for two men they believe broke into 15 businesses in one night. officers say the people in this surveillance photo broke into the business on friday, november 29th. in the pictures they're seen stealing cash from restaurants and stores along the corridor. detectives believe these men might have broken into several other retailers in the area. >> and police are offering a $10,000 reward for information that helps them find these two men. according to the officers, they held up a couple and their young child at gun point inside th
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am PST
home. >> reporter: in seoul, south korea, joe biden praised the release. but also called for the return of kenneth bae, held for more than a year. >> mr. bae, who has no reason to be held, should be released immediately. >> reporter: for mr. newman's family, their wish for a homecoming before the holidays comes true. for "good morning america," gloria riviera, abc news, beijing. >> this will be a christmas that family will remember. >>> let's get back to ron claiborne with the other headlines of the morning. >> we begin with new fallout from the chaotic highway shooting involving police in new mexico, firing at a car loaded with children. abc's tai hernandez has this story. >> reporter: this morning, abc news has confirmed the new mexico state police officer who fired at a minivan full of kids has been fired himself. the officer arrived as backup for this october routine traffic stop that escalated way too far, way too fast. it began with 39 oriana ferrell was pulled over for speeding. but police say she did not follow the first officer's orders. >> turn the vehicle off for me. >> repor
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am PST
's release come about? >> good morning, alex. joe biden was asked precisely that question while he was in south korea today where he's been looking at the north at the dmz. he said he played no direct role. and he said he had no idea why merrill was released today. north korea said the reason was because of his ill health and because of his age. they also said that he had apologized for his supposed crimes during the korean war. of course newman, we believe, trained south korean guerrillas. a week ago we saw him on television in the north reading what was described as a confession. though it's not clear whether those words were written for him or whether he was forced to read them. he certainly looked uncomfortable. usually when these things have happened in the past and north koreans have held american citizens, often waiting until u.s. officials have gone in to pick them up and bring them home. officials do speculate that perhaps in this case with newman's advancing years with the so-called confession that they felt they had milked it for all its propaganda value and that now was
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 8:00am PST
and medical condition. >>> vice president biden who's in south korea praised the release last night and asked him if he wanted to fly home in style. >> i offered him a ride home on air force two but there's a direct flight to san francisco, his home. so i don't blame him. i would be on that flight, too. >> newman is on a flight to sfo right now as we said and he is expected to arrive later this morning. that will be one happy home coming for sure. >>> coming up on 8:09 and i think we can take it now. it's been three -- fourth day of the cold snap. >> yes. we haven't seen the coldest morning temperatures yet, no. >> why must you tell me that? >> another day or so. here's a look from boulder creek where the temperature is right at about freezing and you can see the snow. so they had it down there and it's still on the ground. we'll have live pictures for you. right now the sunny conditions where, oh, it is going to disappear quick out there. a look at the still chilly forecast coming up. >> all right. thank you. >>> also next, remembering nelson mandela. we'll have the tributes here and in sout
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
to be on my way. >> joe biden mentioned a second u.s. citizen still imprisoned in north korea. >> they have mr. bay, who has no reason to be held, should be released immediately and we're going to demand his release as well. >> kenneth bay, a career american missionary has been held in nor korea for over a year, sentenced to 15 years hard labor last may for so-called hostile acts against the regime. bay is currently the longest serving american prisoner in the north since the korean war. paula hancocks, cnn, seoul. >> survivors of pearl harbor gathered in hawaii for a special ceremony honoring those killed 72 years ago today. the 1941 attack launched america into world war ii. the crowd observed a moment of silence and then a vintage world war ii airplane flew overhead to break the silence. >> president obama defended his six-month nuclear deal with iran today when he spoke at a prominent d.c. forum. the deal requires iran temporarily cap nuclear activities in exchange for slightly relaxed sanctions. critics suggest they are being unrealistic to think they will give up nuclear capabilities for
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
night. >> and vice president joe biden was there. did he have any role in this release? >> it doesn't appear that the vice president had a direct role but cnn is told by a white house official that the white house did have some sort of direct connection with the north korean government, which is unusual because of course there are no formal relations between the two countries and that apparently did result in newman being released. the back story behind that, deborah, will be fascinating. >> all right, dan simon for us there. thanks so much. with newman now free, washington is trying to secure the release of another american being held in north korea. kenneth bay, a christian missionary, has been in custody for more than a year. he was sentenced to 15 years for supposedly hostile activities towards the country. his family released a statement saying we have faith in our government to bring kenneth home. >> survivors of the pearl harbor attack gathered in hawaii for a special ceremony honoring those who were killed 72 yearsing a today. japan's 1941 attack on pearl harbor launched the
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
as a symbol of meryl's safe return. the vice president joe biden who is in south korea had this to say about the korean war veteran's released. >> there is a good piece of news. they released someone they should never have had in the first place. >> the north korean government accused him of war crimes and the state media released this video of newman last week allegedly confessing to the crimes. the news outlet says newman's apology, his age and his medical condition lead to his released. lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >>> at least six americans have been detained since 2009 including kenneth bay who has been held in north korea for more than a year. he is a korean-american missionary. he is accused of plotting to overthrow the communist government. >>> a two-alarm fire seriously damaged an apartment building in alameda county. it happened late this afternoon in a two-story apartment building on on san jose avenue. fire officials say the cause was a faulty power cord in a second floor bedroom. displaced residents are being helped by the red cross. >>> and a watermain break in castro valley.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 10:00am EST
's president discussed the plans with u.s. vice president joe biden during his visit last week. the state department has declared itself on the same page as seoul. expanded south korean zone would have nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction, adding it would stay in communication with seoul. south korea has long wanted to extend its air defense zone, three parts of the sea extending into countries of china, japan, and korea. it could set the stage for what nobody wants: an accidental contest and increasingly contested skies. >>> the international community won't accept these new air defense zones according to this expert. >> the military won't avoid it. the americans have already carried on flying their b-52 bombers through it. these unilateral declarations don't go down well in international circles. and people tend ofly through them to make a point. this is a political game being played out. thus far, it's just been played out at that time one level, and as employed, we make sure that it doesn't escalate out of hand. >> the rules are that military and civilian aircraft just carry on a
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am PST
as a symbol for his safe return. vice president biden had this to say. >> there's a piece of good news. they never should have had it in the first place. >> the north korean government accused newman of committing war crimes and the media released this video of new minnesota allegedly confessing to those crimes. the news outlet said his apology, his age and medical condition, led to his relief. lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >>> at least six americans have been detained since twine, including kenneth by, who has been held in north korea for more than a year. he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor after he was accused of plotting to overthrow the government. >>> we are learning this morning the cause of a two-alarm fire that damaged an apartment building building in almeda. it happened on san jose avenue. fire officials say the cause was a faulty power cord in a second floor bedroom. the displaced residents be being helped by the red cross. >>> the aerial search for a missing bay area family has been called off at least for now. dale and his family disappeared from a flight from ore
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
were tied by neighbors as a symbol of merrill's safe return. vice president joe biden had this to say. >> there is a piece of good news. the dprk today released someone they never should have had in the first place. >> the north korean government accused newman of committing war crimes and the state media released this video of newman allegedly confessing to those crimes. the news outlet said his apology, his age and medical condition, led to his release. lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >>> at least six americans have been detained since 2009. including kenneth bay, who has been held in north korea for more than a year. he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor after he was accused of plotting to overthrow the government. >>> we are learning this morning the cause of a two-alarm fire that damaged an apartment building in almeda. it happened on san jose avenue. fire officials say the cause was a faulty power cord in a second floor bedroom. the displaced residents are being helped by the red cross. >>> we are learning more this morning about major league baseball and san jose's effort t
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
biden arrives in japan as a part of a three country visit. china recently announced new flight restrictions unilaterally imposed in the east china sea t. white house says it will meet in chosen to discuss easing the friction anded advancing diplomacy. state police say at least two people were seriously injured. 35 others were taken to local hospitals in wooster. the highway was closed for hours after freezing rain turned that roadway into a sheet of ice. even a state trooper responding to the crash was rear ended. >>> police are investigating what they are calling a suspicious death at arrowhead stadium during the chiefs-broncos nfl game. investigators say it happened in the parking lot when a vehicle owner found a man inside his car. they say a struggle ensued and that man collapsed. the police chief tweeted it did not involve fan rivalry. three people were taken into custody for questioning. >>> an alaska woman being hailed a hero in the face of tragedy. melanie coffee was on a plane that crashed friday night. rescuers were having a hard time tracking down the plane. she guid
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am PST
biden, who is in south korea, praised him last night and asked him if he wanted to fly home in style. i offered him a flight home in an hour force two, but he said he had a direct flight to san francisco. i don't blame him, i would be on that flight too. >> he is expected to arrive later this morning. that will be a bond, full moment for him and his family. 6:09. lisa keeping track of the cold snap. >> heavy snow right now in the sierra nevada. temperatures in the lower 30s and a winter storm warning through 10:00. they could see up to two feet in some spots. finally the written is winding down a look at the cold temperatures when we return. >> lisa, thank you. also neck, remembering nelson mandela. the tributes both here and in south africa. and the bat kid returns. the san francisco giants player he inspired and the challenge that all-star pitcher is ♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am PST
of merrill's safe return. vice president biden had this to say. >> there is a piece of good news. the dprk today released someone they never should have had in the first place. >> the north korean government accused newman of committing war crimes and the state media released this video of new -- of newman allegedly confessing to those crimes. the news outlet said his apology, his age and medical condition, led to his release. lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >>> at least six americans have been detained since 2009. including kenneth bay, who has been held in north korea for more than a year. he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor after he was accused of plotting to overthrow the government. >>> we are learning this morning the cause of a two-alarm fire that damaged an apartment building in almeda. it happened on san jose avenue. fire officials say the cause was a faulty power cord in a second floor bedroom. the displaced residents are being helped by the red cross. >>> the aerial search for a missing bay area family has been called off at least for now. dale and his family disappeared f
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am PST
of a guided tour in that country. president joe biden in south korea honoring the korean war dead said he had no role in the negotiations. while praising newman's release vice president noted another american christian missionary kenneth bay has been jailed more than a year. kim jong-un's powerful uncle, fourth behind the leader, has been percentaged from his military post. these images show the dramatic moment when he was hauled away by police from a meeting and arrested for what's described as criminal acts. south korea's ministry of unification, the uncle edited out of an official documentary. this is just the latest in the series of military purges since the death of kim jong-il. ♪ ♪ nothing says, "you're my #1 copilot," like a milk-bone biscuit. ♪ say it with milk-bone. see, i knew testosterone could affect sex drive, but not energy or even my mood. that's when i talked with my doctor. he gave me some blood tests... showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% testosterone gel. the #1 prescribed topical testosterone r
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 8:00am PST
there. >>> his release coincides with a visit by vice president joe biden who while touring asia visited south korea to lay a wreath for victims of the korean war. biden, however, insisted he had no direct role in newman's release. joining me now is foreign affairs reporter elise lavette. so what are they saying about why he was suddenly released? >> reporter: well, fred, you heard dan saying, and, you know, as a result of this apology, and everyone kind of believes that the north koreans actually wrote this, themselves, where he admitted his veteran status and he worked in the korean war against the north koreans, they say he's admitted his crimes and he feels bad about it, and release him on humanitarian angels, and u.s. officials telling me there's been direct contact between the u.s. and north korea. over the last month, the north koreans called the obama administration yesterday, said they're releasing him. they did not explain why. and they can only -- really can never know with north korea, fred. very unpredictable. no one really wants to get in the head of the north koreans, but
KRON
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
comes at the same too that joe biden was visiting south korea abut they insist that had nothing to do with his release. he is expected here at sfo in about an hour. if he takes a few minutes to chat with us, we will bring you what he has to say on kron 4 news at 8:00. >> thank you, mike. >>> merrill newman looks like he's in good shape considering what he's been going through for the past few weeks. >> reporter: he was smiling and understandably very excited to get back to the united states. i'm sure he will be smiling when he gets off the plane. >> it will be quite a reunion. >>> let's go to the other top story. that of course is the weather as the bay area continues to experience this cold snap. here is janu arasu to tell us all about it. >> good morning, marty. we're taking a look at satellite and radar. the system has moved south and east out of the area. we are still seeing know in tahoe. as for storm tracker, you can see spotty showers out there this morning. but for the main part, we are dry. some spotty snow flurries as well in the higher elevations. plenty of sunshine later t
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 2:30am EST
, as vice president biden prepares for a trip to asia, the obama administration weighed in for the first time, urging the north koreans to release newman, given his advanced age and health conditions. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> reporter: the newman family hoping to have him home before the new year. susan saulny, abc news, washington. >>> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu inviting proep francis to israel. the vatican confirmed a papal visit for late may. netanyahu and his italian counterpart lit a menorah. he hopes the light will offer hope to italy which he says needs it. italy has been hit hard by economic problems and political scandals. >>> health care website has made major progress from the disastrous beginnings but there are still flaws. jeff zelenyb< washington. >> reporter: hundreds of software fixes and the system. >> by the end of march, people think they could have 6 to 8 million people enrolled for health care. >> as president obama told abc's barbara walters his legacy may depend on it. >> the good thing about when you are
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